This stream has produced some wonderful Brown trout . Pristine and wild they are a pleasure to briefly hold. For the first time in many years I can say that the number of stocked fish I have caught has been less than the fingers on one hand. That alone has given me immense pleasure. I have over the years fished nearly all the Vale of York streams , It surely cannot be a coincidence that the un stocked ones have a greater fish population and also better average native fish size .